the connection of language and food

Before I ever cooked professionally or wrote one word, I had a deep connection to language and food because of my first teacher, my nana. “A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove.”― M.F.K. Fisher She was an elementary school teacher and a principal for many… Continue reading the connection of language and food

Firecakes and monkey bread

There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk. And that is my answer, when people ask me: Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love?” M.F.K. Fisher in ‘The Gastronomical Me’ I opened my first restaurant when I was eight in my parents kitchen.… Continue reading Firecakes and monkey bread

Eat this Poem

As a former chef and a writer, the connection between food and writing (specifically for me, poetry) is strong. So when I discovered Nicole Gulotta’s website via Saveur magazine I became a fan of her writing and recipes. I was probably one of the first to preorder her book, Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired… Continue reading Eat this Poem